A researcher for the Galaxy Broadcasting System who is employed by Morgan Edge II, and who unwittingly lures Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen into an ambush in July 1971. While Clark Kent is transported to Apokolips, Goody and Jimmy Olsen battle agents of Intergang and ultimately foil the plot against them with the aid of the Golden Guardian (SPJO No. 139: "The Guardian Fights Again"; SPJO No. 141, Sep 1971: "Will the Real Don Rickles Panic?").
Goody Rickels bears an uncanny resemblance to the American comedian Don Rickles.